backwards /ˈbækwədz/ adverb (also backward)
DIRECTION › towards the direction behind you: She took a couple of steps backwards. He fell backwards off the stool.
EARLIER › towards an earlier time or an earlier stage of development: Let's start with your most recent job and work backwards.
OPPOSITE ORDER › in the opposite order to what is usual: "Erehwon" is "nowhere" spelled backwards.
WRONG WAY (also UK back to front) › with the part that is usually at the front at the back: You've got your skirt on backwards.
backwards and forwards UK (UK/US back and forth) › in one direction then the opposite way and back again many times: I have to drive backwards and forwards between here and Ipswich every day.